Video: 8 Low-Glycemic Sources Of Vitamin C
Both vitamin C and low-glycemic foods can be helpful for promoting optimal health. Vitamin C is a powerful antioxidant and vitamin that can help to protect against heart disease and some cancers, and help to minimize the duration and affects of the common cold. The glycemic index is a way of ranking carbohydrate foods on how they affect glucose (or blood sugar) levels. By moderating your intake of high glycemic index foods, you can help to minimize spikes in blood sugar, which may lead to insulin sensitivity – possibly a precursor to insulin resistance, which is linked to high blood pressure, an increased risk of type 2 diabetes, and obesity.
The good news is that you can get your vitamin C intake through a variety of foods, including some that are low on the glycemic index. Watch the video, 8 Low-Glycemic Sources Of Vitamin C, to see what foods to add to your shopping list.
Dr.Weil.com Presents: 8 Low-Glycemic Sources of Vitamin C
The glycemic index ranks carbohydrate foods on the basis of how they affect blood sugar (glucose). This is important because high glycemic foods produce spikes in blood sugar; can lead to insulin resistance, which is associated with obesity, high blood pressure and an increased risk of type 2 diabetes.
Some popular sources of vitamin C score high on the glycemic index, but the following eight vitamin-C rich foods are considered low on the glycemic index. Added bonus: they are good alternatives to more well-known vitamin C sources!
Broccoli – 1 cup of chopped broccoli provides 81.2 mg of vitamin C.
Raspberries – 1 cup of raspberries provides 32.2 mg of vitamin C.
Cabbage – 1 cup of chopped cabbage provides 32.6 mg of vitamin C.
Red Bell Pepper – 1 cup of chopped red bell pepper provides 190.3 mg of vitamin C.
Kale – 1 cup of chopped kale provides 81.2 mg of vitamin C.
Cauliflower – 1 cup of chopped cauliflower provides 51.6 mg of vitamin C.
Parsley – 1 cup of chopped parsley provides 79.8 mg of vitamin C.
Tomatoes – 1 cup of sliced tomatoes provides 24.7 mg of vitamin C.
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